2018 NALIT Professional Development Seminar Schedule


Nashville, Tenn. | Sept. 11-14, 2018

The National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT) will hold its annual professional development seminar this year in Nashville. All sessions will be held at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt, except as otherwise noted. 

Tentative Schedule

**The following schedule of events and topics for the seminar is subject to change.**



Tues., Sept. 11

Wed. Sept. 12

Thurs., Sept. 13

Fri., Sept. 14



Sponsored by Propylon

Breakfast Sponsored by Sliq Media Technologies


Early morning



Welcome & Opening Session: Using AI to Improve Cybersecurity
Dr. Ben Apple

Buses to State Capitol





11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Customer Service

Tours and Briefings at Tennessee State Capitol




Buses return to hotel

Roundtable: Security Awareness

Future-Proofing Legislative Data

Late morning

Five Minutes of Fame

BOF Roundtables:

  • Management
  • Applications
  • Support
  • Infrastructure
  • Women in IT



Sponsored by Thomson Reuters

Sponsored by 
International Roll-Call
Lunch speaker:

Cybersecurity Threats andTrends Dean Kinsman, FBI


Early afternoon

Legislative Showcase I
1-2:30 pm


Security Incident Response

Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions:
Search Tools

Improving Communication with Digital Signage





Concurrent Sessions:
Recruiting & Retaining Staff

Bulletproof Coding



Legislative Showcase II
2:45-4:30 pm

Moving to Office 365

Concurrent Roundtables:
Web Development

Creating a Case for Security Staffing

Late Afternoon Meet & Greet and Orientation to NALIT      



Opening Reception 
Sponsored by Tallan

Tallan logo


Exhibitors Reception
5-7 pm